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A 19-year-old female asked about a 68-year-old female:

Hello,, can a patient do more than one cardiac balloon catheterization? my grandma is 70 and this is the second time she is doing cardiac catheterizn

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Dr. Peter Destefano
Cardiology 35 years experience
Certainly.: Cardiac catheterizations are generally just diagnostic procedures, but may be combined with a ballon angioplasty or stent placement. As long as vessels cause problems one at a time, a patient can have as many procedures as necessary. However if all three major vessels have significant blockages, bypass surgery may be indicated.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Cardiac cath: It is not at all unusual for a patient to have more than one catheterization or balloon angioplasty
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Last updated Jul 17, 2016

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